Origami Circuits Kits
Bring your paper crafts to life with these engaging STEM and STEAM kits!
Combine simple electronics with the centuries-old Japanese paper craft art of Origami. By adding LEDs and self-sticking motors we're able to create 3D paper craft projects that move, light up, and blink! This is a great way to teach art, design, engineering, and basic electronics.
Create solder less pathways with our nylon based Maker Tape. Easily connect components by just sticking tape to them! Maker Tape is flexible, durable, and conducts with less then 10 ohm per foot of resistance. Maker Tape is also Z-Axis conductive, which means you can just overlap two piece of tape to create an electrical connection.
Kits include origami paper for quick and easy builds. Follow one of our many project guides or create your own. Since Maker Tape will stick to just about anything you can easily add motors and lights anywhere you want. Add LEDs to paper, cardboard, walls, glass, or even stick them to fabric to make temporary wearables.
These kits are intended for makers ages 10 and up due to the small parts and dexterity concerns. Coin cell batteries of any type can be extremely dangerous if swallowed and caution is always recommended. All projects are powered at 3V and have no danger of shocking or harming users.
Standard vs Classroom
The Standard Kit is intended for a single user or small group activities and includes enough parts for at least four vibrating projects, whereas the Classroom Set includes enough components for at least 25 vibrating projects. The Standard Kit also includes one card stock robot template, users of the Classroom Set can easily print off the robot template.
Standard Kit includes:
- 10 Blinking LEDs
- 5 Jumbo LEDs (Red, Blue, Green, White, and Color Changing)
- 5 Coin Cell Batteries
- 4 Vibrating Motors
- 1 Roll of Maker Tape (1/4th inch at 16 feet long)
- 1 Robot Template
Classroom Set Includes:
- 200 pcs Origami Paper
- 50 Blinking LEDs
- 25 Jumbo LEDs (Color Changing)
- 25 Coin Cell Batteries
- 25 Vibrating Motors
- 2 Rolls of Maker Tape (1/4th inch by 65 feet, for 130 feet total)
Directions, Lesson Plans, and Videos
A wide variety of paper craft templates and designs can be found on our online Project Database. You'll find a wide range of designs, from simple greeting cards to holiday themed paper crafts. Print off the guides, watch the videos, and cut out the templates or create a fun project of your own!
Since the kits use standard Origami Paper you can easily add lights and motors to any Origami design. For larger projects we do recommend using a heavier paper for an easier build.